Bureaucrats monitoring US social media for “misinformation” about Canadian immigration

Officials in Canada’s immigration department are using their resources to not only track Canadian sentiments on immigration, but also reactions from Americans, not only to Canada’s immigration policies, but in some cases to American stories.

Documents obtained by True North under Access to Information laws reveal the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada communications office was specifically tracking the American media’s response, as well as things posted to social media by Americans, to issues at the Canada-United States border.

The office was also monitoring American reaction to President Donald Trump’s infamous “sh*thole countries” remark, as well as the American government’s decision to discontinue temporary protected status for 9,000 Nepali immigrants living in the United States.

 

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